Rosalind G. Brewer will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., effective February 1, 2017. 
 
Washington Federal, Inc. announced that Roy M. Whitehead will step down as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2017, and continue as Executive Chairman. Brent Beardall, currently President and Chief Banking Officer, will be promoted to President and CEO.
 
Mars, Incorporated has agreed to acquire pet healthcare provider VCA Inc. in a $9.1 billion deal.